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How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries

Winter is on its way, and in addition to holidays, it also brings an increased risk for certain types of injuries. By using caution, however, you may be able to reduce your risk of injury this winter. Keep reading to learn more.  Slips and Falls on Ice and Snow Slips and falls on ice or…

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3 Options for Treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

IndyPain’s Dr. Joseph C. Rutledge and some of our patients talk about the benefits of spinal cord stimulators. Do you still experience back pain and dysfunction even after you’ve had back surgery? Unfortunately, that’s a common problem that we refer to as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Repeat or revision back surgeries may seem like…

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Headaches vs. Migraines: What’s the Difference?

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, about 12% of people in the United States have migraines. A migraine isn’t just a bad headache – in fact, some migraine episodes don’t even cause head pain. Here’s how you can tell the difference between a regular headache and a migraine headache: Type of Pain The pain felt…

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Strategies to Minimize Back Pain on Road Trips

With the arrival of warmer weather and social distancing guidelines easing around the country, many of us are starting to itch for more travel. But for anyone with a history of back pain, the thought of an extended car ride can be worrisome. Can you really tolerate hours on the road? Sitting in a car…

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6 Signs That It’s Time to Speak With a Pain Management Specialist

Our founder and CEO, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, recently spoke with 13INside Track about how to know when it’s time to see a pain management specialist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 5 Americans are living with chronic pain. If pain is part of your daily experience, you do…

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5 Health Consequences of Being Dehydrated

Generally, adults should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water (or fluid) each day. Yet research indicates that many of us, and especially older adults, are chronically dehydrated.  It’s not just our fluid intake (or lack of it) that’s a problem. Heat exposure, overexertion, acute illness, and even certain medications – such as drugs to treat…

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